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Bright Mind, Happy Heart, Best Life is a life-altering revelation in the realm of personal growth and self-help. The writing is approachable, honest, and laid out in easy-to-understand language. Each chapter builds upon the next like an interactive workshop in book format… you the correct steps to take back control, recover from depression and hopelessness, rise above forces wanting to pull you down, and become the person you were meant to be all along. I can’t recommend this book enough.”  -  NetGalley US

"I’ve “talk-counseled” others my entire life, but now have these incredible new tools that work on a completely different energy level. I agree with the author that mind-body healing is the way of the future. Before coming to see me, many of my clients tried numerous ways to deal with their health and emotional issues with limited success. The results I have seen using these techniques are incredible! The process is simple, safe,   and empowering for both myself as a practitioner and my clients as results, in most cases, become immediately evident. The author has effectively developed practical, powerful exercises and scripts that can work in minutes."  -  Amazon CA 


"This is a joyous, thought-provoking delve into the link between emotions, psychology  and physiology. It's a great book to provide a foundation for sustainable change rather than a quick fix and I liked that most of all. It's definitely a book I will reach for time    and again and would be like having a conversation with a good friend. Very enjoyable."  -  LoveReading UK

"Bright Mind, Happy Heart, Best Life is unlike other self-help books that preach the meaning in philosophies; LoTerzo aligns science with logical positive transformative practices that can change your life......a brilliant book, well-conceived, well-written, inspirational, insightful, and compelling, reminding me of the power of words. I will undoubtedly revisit her teaching in the future."  Readers' Favorite US

"How refreshing to come across a self-help book that combines science, research and real-life experiences in an accessible and practical guide. Bright Mind, Happy Heart,

Best Life by Deanna LoTerzo does just that. This book is not full of jargon. This is a resource in which the author shares details of her life experiences and relationships

as well as those of her clients who also have benefitted from using the tools and techniques she espouses to achieve a more fulfilling and happy life. At the core of the book is the relationship between the mind, body and spirit and how negative thoughts and self-talk affect our wellbeing and quality of life."   Booktopia AUS 

"Bright mind, Happy heart, Best life has made a huge impact on my well-being.
The book is about personal empowerment and changing your life for the better. Following the exercises as recommended has given me more lasting personal change than any self-help books I have read. Deanna speaks credibly from her own experience and from case histories of people she has helped in her coaching/counselling practice. My attitude has shifted, my perception of myself and my ability to function have all
taken a welcome upturn.  Well-written, clear and logical, the book is a gift."                       - 

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From - Friesen Press Canada
Available in
eBook formats
 & Paperback

 iTunes, NOOK, KOBO, Kindle 
Amazon US, UK, AU, CA

About the Author 

Deanna LoTerzo, an Italo-Australian by birth, has been
a successful psychotherapist,
life coach and spiritual mentor
over 18 years, now living in beautiful British Columbia,


She overcame decades of abuse, chronic depression, cancer and
a workaholic nature to become
a source of hope, faith and
courage to countless others.

Deanna attributes her survival
to a life-changing sabbatical in Nepal, the contents of this book, and her boundless, offbeat Australian humor.

"Bright mind, happy heart, best life by Deanna LoTerzo is like having your own personal life coach in your bedroom helping your discovery how to put the tools you need to move forward in life. This was one of my favorite books to read this year. It talks about the power of words. She shares her own experience in life and how you can apply those topics/ situations into your own life." - NetGalley US


"This is an inspirational, helpful, and engaging self-help book.... about how we as individuals can reach our fullest potential .....stimulating information about the latest research in psychology and neurobiology .....very thought-provoking ....powerful activities and exercises in easy-to-understand steps....the work with the Emotion Inventories is particularly strong."   -  Independent Editorial Review

About the Book

Bright Mind, Happy Heart, Best Life, is a game-changer! It uses simple, proven techniques grounded in mindfulness, neuroscience, and positive psychology to rapidly move you beyond limiting thoughts, fears, negative emotions and destructive behaviors.

  • It raises the bar on what it means to be fully empowered, resilient and happy, no longer defined by your past; lifelong optimism, love and joy is well within your reach.

  • Discover 5 paradigm-shifting facts in the first four chapters that will forever alter the way you see yourself,your potential and your world.  

  • Learn how to use Emotional Inventories - a unique resource included in these chapters: Reclaim Your Identity, No More Secrets: Surviving the Aftermath of Abuse, De-Mystifying Eating Disorders & Weight Loss.

  • Read inspirational stories and case notes of amazing transformations to newfound self-assurance, health and happiness.

  • Access powerful, but unbelievably easy exercises to help you explore your innate creative intelligence and expand your consciousness.  

Set aside all preconceived notions that solutions need be complex, hard-learned and rigid. Those don’t apply here. The key to rapid, radical and lasting transformation is simplicity!


With subconscious thoughts and emotions accounting for over ninety percent of our interactions with the external world, it is essential we learn how to use our creative, intuitive intelligence to access the inspired solutions we need to feed our best life. 

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